[nur-ish-muh nt, nuhr-]
Origin of nourishment
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It must have some source of self-nourishment, for it can derive little from the sand whereon it rests.If I May
A. A. Milne
- the act or state of nourishing
- a substance that nourishes; food; nutriment
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early 15c., "food, sustenance," from Old French norissement "food, nourishment," from norrir (see nourish). From c.1300 as "fostering."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Something that nourishes; food.
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